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Car Wash News - A Birdseye Report
You may have noticed that work has now begun on the construction of a car wash facility in the central car park at the back of the Physic Garden. This was almost inevitable once planning permission had been granted despite the undoubted shortcomings of the planning process.
Many of you shared our concerns about the loss of tranquillity in the Garden and we much appreciate your support in writing to object to the siting of the carwash. We have been fortunate in having the support of Counsellor David McKinney who has been acting on our behalf. He met with the EHDC Planning Committee and Council Officers and secured an important amendment to the licence.
Essentially the car wash will be subject to a Noise Mitigation order which means that the noise must be controlled down to an acceptable level. This will be achieved by an acoustic screen surrounding the car wash and the use of radios will be banned. Furthermore the operating licence is for just two years initially giving the council the opportunity to refuse renewal later if these conditions are not met.
Once the car wash is operational it will be important to report any divergence from these restrictions. We would be grateful for any assistance in monitoring and recording these should they arise.

Petersfield Community Radio visits the Garden

Jenny and Claire during the recording session

The Physic Garden was invited to host Petersfield Community Radio group in the recording of one of their weekly podcasts. In this edition Jenny Hill, Garden Manager can be heard speaking about the Garden in an interview with Claire Vennis to produce the P pod podcast. This can be heard by following the link below.

Go to Garden News to see our Happy to Chat Bench

What's that Herb?
Garden Manager, Jenny Hill and Garden Photographer, Brian Robinson have got together to produce a double-sided laminated coloured sheet. This is designed to help not only with the location and identification of the herbs we grow but also with their ancient usage. The sheets are available for visitors to borrow during their visit to the Garden. They are situated in boxes by the back gate and also in the office archway. Please return these after use.
March edition of Hampshire Country Gardener
The March Edition of Hampshire Country Gardener will soon be available for distribution in the Physic Garden.
The Physic Garden is a stockist of Hampshire Country Gardener. This is a free magazine which is now printed in Somerset and covers five areas Devon, Dorset, Somerset, The Cotswolds and Hampshire. Colourful editions are published ten times a year following the full gardening season from early spring to late autumn.The magazine which aims to give quality information about gardening and garden events in and around the area covers is an essential read for enthusiastic gardeners.
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